6/7/2016

Web Design

Continue on your final website. Remember you must finish your with a topic, an outline, and wireframes before you begin building it. Due Friday!

Photo & Video

Final Short Film. Due Thursday!

Graphic Design 1

Happy National Chocolate Ice Cream day! Your final assignment is the bizarre greeting card. Find a funny holiday, decide on your card size, and design a cool/cute/interesting card for that holiday. Research real greeting card sizes. You can use photoshop or Illustrator.

The best of these cards will be printed and sold as a part of a graphic design fundraiser. So have fun with it and do your best!

Graphic Design 2

Zine assignment. Print them, let’s go. Get help from those that have already finished theirs. When you’re done work on your pride shirt designs. Those can be a front and a back, 2 colors (not including shirt color), and need to include the P.R.I.D.E. acronym (Passion, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, Excellence).

Graphic Design 3/4

Finalize your websites.

5/25/2016

Web Design

Continue on your final website. Remember you must finish your with a topic, an outline, and wireframes before you begin building it.

Photo & Video

Final Short Film. Photos are due by before school starts on Thursday. If I don’t have your photos before school starts on Thursday I can’t guarantee you a poster.

Graphic Design 1

Today you can start on your Movie Poster design!

Graphic Design 2

Zine assignment.

Graphic Design 3/4

You have a couple things to work on:

Finish our last critique for your design challenge. You need to put together a presentation that talks about what the challenge was, what you decided to do to address it, and then of course shows your work. You can do this on one or more 11″x17″ sheets.

Then I want to help you finalize your websites.

5/24/2016

Web Design

Continue on your final website. Remember you must finish your with a topic, an outline, and wireframes before you begin building it.

Photo & Video

Final Short Film. Photos are due by before school starts on Thursday. If I don’t have your photos before school starts on Thursday I can’t guarantee you a poster.

Graphic Design 1

Work on your Dream Collage. This will be a really quick assignment as they will be due Thursday.

Graphic Design 2

Zine assignment.

Graphic Design 3/4

You have a couple things to work on:

Finish our last critique for your design challenge. You need to put together a presentation that talks about what the challenge was, what you decided to do to address it, and then of course shows your work. You can do this on one or more 11″x17″ sheets.

Then I want to help you finalize your websites.

5/23/2016

Web Design

Begin on your final website. Remember you must come up with a topic, an outline, and wireframes before you begin building it.

Photo & Video

Final Short Film.

Graphic Design 1

Last day to work on the short photoshop exercises. These are designed to quickly show you a broad range of things that can be done in Photoshop. If any of these techniques are interesting to you, I would highly encourage you to explore them more.

If you get done, we are going to start working on a “Dream Collage.” This will be a really quick assignment as they will be due Thursday.

Graphic Design 2

Zine assignment.

Graphic Design 3/4

You have a couple things to work on:

Finish our last critique for your design challenge. You need to put together a presentation that talks about what the challenge was, what you decided to do to address it, and then of course shows your work. You can do this on one or more 11″x17″ sheets.

Then I want to help you finalize your websites.

5/20/2016

Web Design

Once under construction site is done, begin on your final website.

Photo & Video

First some examples of final movies, then you can start working on your own Final Short Film.

Graphic Design 1

Short photoshop exercises. These are designed to quickly show you a broad range of things that can be done in Photoshop. If any of these techniques are interesting to you, I would highly encourage you to explore them more.

Graphic Design 2

Zine assignment.

Graphic Design 3/4

You have a couple things to work on:

Finish our last critique for your design challenge. You need to put together a presentation that talks about what the challenge was, what you decided to do to address it, and then of course shows your work. You can do this on one or more 11″x17″ sheets.

Then I want to help you finalize your websites.

5/19/2016

Web Design

Work on your responsive The under construction page.

Photo & Video

Let’s watch your movies.

Graphic Design 1

After you finish the Refine Edge tool exercise, then I want you to do this collection of short photoshop exercises. These are designed to quickly show you a broad range of things that can be done in Photoshop. If any of these techniques are interesting to you, I would highly encourage you to explore them more.

Graphic Design 2

Zine assignment.

Graphic Design 3/4

You have a couple things to work on:

Finally we will do our last critique for your design challenge. You need to put together a presentation that talks about what the challenge was, what you decided to do to address it, and then of course shows your work. You can do this on one or more 11″x17″ sheets.

Then I want to help you finalize your websites.

5/18/2016

Web Design

Work on your responsive The under construction page.

Photo & Video

Commercial production. Export your commercials so we can watch them.

Graphic Design 1

Finish the selection tools exercise.

If done, do the Refine Edge tool exercise. The refine edge tool allows you to select tricky areas (like hair).

Graphic Design 2

Zine assignment.

Graphic Design 3/4

You have a couple things to work on:

1) Work on your portfolio website. As we come to an end of the year, and for many an end to graphic design (with me at least) you are required to put together a final portfolio website that shows all the best work you’ve done over the last several years. This can be in-class assignments and also things that you have done for other purposes.

2) Today we will do our last critique for your design challenge. You need to put together a presentation that talks about what the challenge was, what you decided to do to address it, and then of course shows your work. You can do this on one or more 11″x17″ sheets.

5/17/2016

Web Design

Responsive Demo – 2

Then you can start the first part of your final website: The under construction page.

Photo & Video

Commercial production. You have today to put it all together.

Graphic Design 1

We will be continuing to learn about photoshop, today we will be covering selection tools.

Graphic Design 2

Start the Zine assignment.

Graphic Design 3/4

You have a couple things to work on:

1) Work on your portfolio website. As we come to an end of the year, and for many an end to graphic design (with me at least) you are required to put together a final portfolio website that shows all the best work you’ve done over the last several years. This can be in-class assignments and also things that you have done for other purposes.

2) Today we will do our last critique for your design challenge. You need to put together a presentation that talks about what the challenge was, what you decided to do to address it, and then of course shows your work. You can do this on one or more 11″x17″ sheets.

5/16/2016

Web Design

Today we are going to start talking about Responsive Design.

Responsive Demo – 2

Photo & Video

Commercial production. You have 2 more days.

Graphic Design 1

We will be doing an intro to Photoshop.

Key concepts to cover:
-Photoshop uses pixels rather than vector shapes
-The amount of pixels an image/design has is a finite number. If we want to increase the size of an image, photoshop has to “make up” pixels to fill the increased space. This results in pixellated images and is ugly. For that reason we must start designing at the proper size and resolution for our intended finished product.
-Anything designed to be printed (like a poster) should be created with a resolution of 300 pixels per inch.
-Once designing in Photoshop, create new layers for each new element that you create. If each element exists on its own layer you can edit them individually which gives you much more freedom.

Today in class we will:
1) create a new document: Size 8.5″ by 11″, resolution 300ppi.
2) Use the paint brush tool to paint a landscape. Use the paintbrush tool options to change the size and shape of the brush.
3) Create each element of your painting on a separate layer (Land, sky, trees, sun, etc.)
4) Use the Move Tool to move selected layers
5) Use Ctrl + T to transform selected layers.
6) Use the Eraser tool to erase parts of selected layers.
6) Re-order layers in your layers pallet
7) Change opacity of layers
8) Use CTRL + ALT + Z to go backwards

Graphic Design 2

Make a moodboard for your upcoming zine. Try Niice.com.

Info about the Zine assignment.

Graphic Design 3/4

You have a couple things to work on:

1) Work on your portfolio website. As we come to an end of the year, and for many an end to graphic design (with me at least) you are required to put together a final portfolio website that shows all the best work you’ve done over the last several years. This can be in-class assignments and also things that you have done for other purposes.

2) Today we will do our last critique for your design challenge. You need to put together a presentation that talks about what the challenge was, what you decided to do to address it, and then of course shows your work. You can do this on one or more 11″x17″ sheets.